Splay Anthem

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
126
Dimensions
6.06 X 9.0 X 0.45 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811216524

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About the Author

Nathaniel Mackey was born in Miami, Florida in 1947. He is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, and has received many awards for his work, including the National Book Award in poetry for Splay Anthem, the Stephen Henderson Award from the African American Literature and Culture Society, and the Bollingen Prize from the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Mackey is the Reynolds Price Professor of English at Duke University, and edits the literary journal Hambone.

Reviews

... a mesmerizing unfolding of language as mus(e)ical thinking.
Mackey's writing rewards close reading with resonances of real experience.
Mackey's rampant alliteration and his reconfiguration of words on the phonemic and morphemic level create a sonic atmosphere that enacts a state of jazz.
Mackey is a sure and skilled and authoritative composer / compositor...The workings of his words indicate an uncontestable care and loving respect for the most subtle and resonant nuances of language.